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Re: Q: text-quoting-style -- is its value a string or a symbol?

From: raman
Subject: Re: Q: text-quoting-style -- is its value a string or a symbol?
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:21:37 -0800
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
Let me ask you the question in reverse -- what in that *help* buffer
tells you that this is a string and not a symbol?

Also, this is not the first time a problem is being dismissed as "it
exists elsewhere so it's not a problem"  that in general is more likely
to turn away contributors to the project than anything else.
>> From: raman <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:44:57 -0800
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> The quoting convention is confusing enough that at this point I just
>> want it to say "it's value is a symbol" or "it's value is a string".
> The question is, is something different about that particular doc
> string as opposed to other doc strings which document symbol values?
> If there's nothing different, you are supposed to have the same
> problem with all the other doc strings, and we should either change
> all of them, or none at all.


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